MLB Top Stacks: June 17th

Saturday afternoon brings us an eight-game slate of baseball. Let’s jump right into all the information, and as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

1. New York Yankees

In a lineup that hardly included any of their starters last night, the Yankees were still able to post six runs on 10 hits against the A’s. Tonight, they’ll face off against Jesse Hahn and his .350 wOBA at home. Hahn has done an excellent job at keeping the ball in the park, allowing just one home run on the year, but he’s allowed a 33% hard hit rate over his last three starts. With the Yankees continuing the crush the ball, they’re certainly one of the top teams to consider this afternoon.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,500)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,300)
  • Matt Holliday ($4,400)
  • Starlin Castro ($4,400)
  • Gary Sanchez ($5,000)


2. Miami Marlins

The Marlins have been crushing left-handed pitching, and this afternoon they face off against Jaime Garica. This matchup has taken place once already this season, with Garcia lasting five innings allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits with a 4:2 K:BB ratio. This Miami team owns a .337 wOBA against lefties with a .446 SLG and a .346 OBP. I have to imagine this will be an overlooked stack on the afternoon and one that could end up being very productive.

  • Marcell Ozuna ($4,500)
  • Giancarlo Stanton ($4,700)
  • Christian Yelich ($4,000)
  • Tyler Moore ($3,500)
  • J.T. Realmuto ($3,700)


3. Tampa Bay Rays

If you’re feeling bold this afternoon, I think the Tampa Bay Rays could be an intriguing stack to consider. Michael Fulmer has been struggling lately, allowing 13 runs over his last three starts. For reference, he allowed a total of 13 runs over this previous seven starts. Over the course of these past three starts, Fulmer is allowing a 43% hard hit rate with a 214 ft batted ball distance. The Rays are one of the best hitting teams on the road and own a .325 wOBA with a .444 SLG and a .319 OBP. They do lead the league with a 27 K% on the road, but I think Fulmer’s name alone will keep people away despite his recent struggles.

Players to Consider

  • Corey Dickerson ($4,300)
  • Mallex Smith ($3,500)
  • Steven Souza ($4,300)
  • Logan Morrison ($4,100)
  • Evan Longoria ($3,900)


4. Milwaukee Brewers

After two fantastic starts to his season, Dinelson Lamet has allowed 16 runs over his past two starts. Facing the Diamondbacks and Royals, Lament allowed the 16 runs (14 earned) on 11 hits in just eight innings of work with four home runs. Lamet has allowed at least one home run in all four of his starts and a 37% hard hit rate. The Brewers are sporting a .332 wOBA at home with a .458 SLG and a .325 OBP.

Players to Consider

  • Eric Thames ($4,300)
  • Travis Shaw ($4,500)
  • Domingo Santana ($4,800)
  • Eric Sogard ($3,800)
  • Jett Bandy ($2,700)


5. Oakland A’s

In the midst of this five-game skid that Tanaka is currently in, he’s had two excellent starts mixed in. One of them came against this Oakland club where he scored 37.5 fantasy points, pitching one-run ball in 7.1 innings. With that being said, the A’s have hit extremely well at the Oakland Coliseum. Heading into this game, they own a .335 wOBA with a .477 SLG and a .319 OBP. Tanaka has been so wildly inconsistent and is allowing a 34% hard hit rate over his last three starts. I’m not putting all my eggs in this basket, but I think it’s worth considering.

Players to Consider

  • Khris Davis ($4,000)
  • Yonder Alonso ($3,900)
  • Ryan Healy ($3,600)
  • Matt Joyce ($3,300)
  • Chad Pinder ($2,800)

 


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